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Frank Diaz

Associate Professor Music education
Office: Simon Center, M145G
Phone: 812-855-6343

See also: Professor Diaz's homepage


  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 2010
  • M.F.A., in Instrumental Conducting, University of South Florida, 2003
  • B.M.E., Florida State University, 1998

Professional Experience

  • Public School Music Teacher, Various, 1998-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Oregon, 2010-2015
  • Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Therapy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2015-2016
  • Associate Professor of Music (Education), Indiana University, 2016-present

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the role of attention as a mediating variable in musical experience. I examine how variations in attention affect musical processing, performance, teaching, affective response, and meaning-making. Specifically, I am interested in how changes to attention and emotion as induced by contemplative practices such as mindfulness affect musical experience, and how these variable may be studied using neurophenomenological and embodied cognition frameworks.